Excellent return on investment
There is an initial investment in buying your own bins but most businesses get their money back within 3 to 9 months and start to significantly profit from then. Your payback time largely depends on 2 things... Firstly how many bins you have in service and secondly whether you decide to use a manual or touch free sanitary bin system.
Contracting this service to a specialist hygiene company is expensive and usually there are long contracts involved too. So if the service level is not up to standard, it can difficult for you to change and get things up to your standards again.
Doing this service yourself makes a lot of sense because you already have people servicing your washrooms every day. Utilising existing staff is smart and means labour costs won’t change. Remember it’s just a single bag replacement once a fortnight or once a month, so you won’t have to employ anyone new. There’s not much new to learn either because the same precautions you need to take for hygiene bins would most likely already be in place for your other rubbish disposal requirements.
Better guest experience
The other big advantage to servicing feminine hygiene bins in-house is that you can afford to service them more often. There is an enormous number of sanitary bins in busy facilities that should be serviced more often than they are. Perhaps they should be serviced every week or every fortnight but to keeping costs down they are serviced monthly in a lot of contracts. This is great for saving a little bit of coin but think of it from your guest’s perspective. Apart from the potential for unpleasant odour issues which can be very uncomfortable, from a hygiene point of view, wouldn’t you want to know that the bin that you are sitting in close proximity to or even using has been serviced less than a month ago, or less than a fortnight ago?
Here’s a simple procedure you can implement in your facility for the servicing of sanitary hygiene bins...
Sanitary bin servicing procedure
1. Ensure you are wearing gloves and PPE. Blood and bodily fluids may need to be cleaned up. Be careful of sharps.
2. Open the bin door and pull out the liner bin.
3. Remove the liner bag, sealing it and placing it in a lined rubbish bin container or trolley waste receptacle. Always use caution when removing any bin liner. They can contain sharp objects including needles. Don’t allow the bin liner to brush your skin or body. Don’t try to compress the bin liners in the bin even if you have gloves on.
4. Wipe the bin with Sanitary Bin Wipes. Especially focus on the lid and other possible touch points.
5. Fit a new liner bag ensuring it completely covers the inside surface of the sanitary bin. Add the Deodoriser & Treatment Sachet contents into the liner.
6. Put the liner bin back into the hygiene bin. Close the door. Ensure the bin is ready for service and give a final wipe if necessary.
Easy as that!